- to speculate or theorize, usually in a superficial or imprecise manner.
- to think or reason as a philosopher.
Also especially British, phi·los·o·phise.
Origin of philosophize
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Examples from the Web for philosophizing
BC produced three issues of Made in USA, a fashion glossy that could include coverage of H&M alongside French philosophizing.Bernadette Corporation: Mutating Art Collective Succeeds in the Avant Garde
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As our philosophizing friend Zacheus is so fond of saying, I have 'all the time there is.'Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
After all Carl Ludwig offered him ample freedom in philosophizing.Dreamers of the Ghetto
After lunch I smoked for an hour, star-gazing and philosophizing.Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison
Austin Biron Bidwell
You have just started to live and already you are philosophizing!Foma Gordyeff
He recognized the agreeable, philosophizing voice with pleasure.War and Peace
- (intr) to make philosophical pronouncements and speculations
- (tr) to explain philosophically
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Word Origin and History for philosophizing
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